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Navigation of SOA Infrastructure

a)   Navigating Through the SOA Infrastructure Home Page and Menu

You can navigate to Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle BPM Suite administration tasks through the SOA Infrastructure home page and menu. The SOA Infrastructure provides you with access to all deployed SOA composite applications, service engines, service components, business events, and other elements.

To navigate through the SOA Infrastructure home page and menu:

1.     Expand SOA>soa-infra in the navigator.

This displays all SOA composite applications running in the SOA Infrastructure for that managed server. These composites are grouped into the partition in which they are deployed.

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2.   Click soa-infra.

This displays the Dashboard page of the SOA Infrastructure. Click the help icon at the top of this page to access the Resource Centre for the entire Oracle SOA Suite. The upper part of the page displays details about recently deployed SOA composite application instances, deployed composites, recent faults, and rejected messages. You can click a specific SOA composite application name or instance ID to access additional details. You can also click Show All at the bottom of each section to see more information about all items.

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The lower part of the page displays details about the service engines provided by the SOA Infrastructure and a graphical representation of the number of instances and faults for all SOA composite applications hosted in the SOA Infrastructure. You must expand these sections to see this information. Click a service engine name to access more specific details.

3.  Note that the SOA Infrastructure menu appears below the soa-infra name at the top of the page.

Note:

Depending upon your current location, the context of this menu changes to provide you with the administrative options most relevant to your current location. For example, when you are within the pages of a SOA composite application, the SOA Composite menu is displayed or when you are on the home page of a specific partition, the SOA Partition menu is displayed.

4.  Select the SOA Infrastructure menu.

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These administrative options enable you to perform the following tasks:

Option Description
Home This option displays the following details of the SOA Infrastructure Dashboard page:

  • Recent SOA composite application instances.
  • Deployed SOA composite details (status, instance, and fault counts).
  • Recent faults and rejected messages in all SOA composite application instances, including whether the instance is recoverable.
  • Number of components hosted by service engines and the faults in those components.
  • Graphical representation of the number of instances and faults for all SOA composite applications hosted in the SOA Infrastructure.
Monitoring This option displays the following details:

  • A summary of performance statistics in the SOA infrastructure.
  • Request processing details that show the breakup of time spent in handshaking requests between the binding components, service infrastructure, and service engines.
Logs This option enables you to view and configure the logging levels for runtime loggers.
SOA Deployment This option enables you to deploy, undeploy, or redeploy SOA composite applications.
Manage Partitions This option enables you to logically group your SOA Infrastructure into separate sections known as partitions in which you deploy your SOA composite applications. This helps you to logically group composites so that you can perform bulk lifecycle management tasks on large numbers of composites.
Service Engines This option provides access to monitoring and management tasks for the BPEL process, Oracle BPMN, Oracle Mediator, human workflow, and business rules service engines.
Bindings This option displays details about recently active document types and trading partners, and inbound and outbound end points for Oracle B2B.
Services and References This option displays message processing metrics for service and reference binding components in all SOA composite applications.
Business Events This option displays available business events, current event subscribers, and fault details.
SOA Administration This option provides access to the following configuration tasks for the SOA Infrastructure and each service engine:

  • Common Properties: For setting properties that impact the entire SOA Infrastructure, such as viewing and setting the SOA Infrastructure audit level, capturing the state of the SOA composite application instance, enabling the payload validation of incoming messages, specifying the callback server and server URLs, setting Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) registry properties, viewing the data source JNDI locations, setting the nonfatal connection retry count, setting web service binding properties, and optimizing the loading performance of pages.
  • BPEL Properties: For setting the audit trail size, maximum document size for a variable, payload validation for incoming and outgoing messages, audit trail level, BPEL monitor and sensor disabling status, and dispatcher thread level for invoke message threads, system threads, and service engine threads.
  • BPMN Properties: For setting the audit trail size, maximum document size for a variable, payload validation for incoming and outgoing messages, audit trail level, and dispatcher thread level for invoke message threads, system threads, and service engine threads.
  • Mediator Properties: For setting the audit level, metrics level, number of parallel worker threads, number of maximum rows retrieved for parallel processing, parallel thread sleep values, error thread sleep values, container ID refresh time, and container ID lease timeout values.
  • Workflow Notification Properties: For setting the workflow service notification mode and actionable email address value.
  • Workflow Task Service Properties: For setting the actionable email account, adding the worklist application URL, selecting the pushback assignee, adding portal realm mapping, and adding the task auto release configuration priority.
  • B2B Server Properties: For enabling Dynamic Monitoring Service (DMS) metrics.
  • Cross References: For selecting cross-reference values.
Security This option displays the following selections:

  • Application Policies: For creating application policies that an application relies upon for controlling access to resources.
  • Application Roles: For creating application roles for applications.

This option is available for all deployed Java EE applications, including the SOA Infrastructure (soa-infra) application. Note that these options do not configure security policies for SOA composites.

Administration This option displays the following selections:

  • MDS Connections: For managing metadata service (MDS) connections.
  • TopLink Sessions: For managing cache for the Oracle TopLink persistence framework.
  • System MBean Browser: For advanced configuration of properties across applications and components.

In addition to configuring the System MBean Browser from Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control, you also can invoke SOA configuration MBean operations with the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST).

Note: The System MBean Browser includes an MBean for Oracle BPMN, even if Oracle BPM Suite is not installed. If Oracle BPM Suite is not installed, this MBean cannot be used, and should be ignored. The presence of this MBean does not impact the runtime behavior of other Oracle SOA Suite components.

General Information This option displays general details about the SOA Infrastructure, such as the Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control version, Oracle home, and Oracle instance.

Note:

Starting with 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.4.0), you can no longer stop and start the SOA Infrastructure from the SOA Infrastructure menu.

5.   Select a specific SOA composite application from the soa-infra list shown in Step 1.

The SOA Infrastructure menu is now displayed above the navigator, providing you with access to the same high-level administrative options, even when you are within the pages of a SOA composite application. This menu changes positions when you select a composite application.

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6   Right-click soa-infra in the navigator. The menu that is displayed provides you with access to the same administrative options that appear in the SOA Infrastructure

    b)  Navigating Through the SOA Composite Application Home Page and Menu

You can navigate directly to Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle BPM Suite administration tasks for a specific SOA composite application.

To navigate through the SOA composite application home page and menu:

1.    Expand SOA>soa-infra in the navigator.

2.    Expand the partitions.

This displays all SOA composite applications running in the partitions of the SOA Infrastructure.

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3  Select a specific SOA composite application.

This displays the home page for the selected SOA composite application. The upper part of the page displays details about recent instances and faults and rejected messages. This part of the page also provides you with access to important administrative and configuration tasks at the composite level.

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4.   Click ShowAll at the bottom of each section to see more of these items. You can also click links to access more details about a specific composite instance or fault.

The lower part of the page displays details about the service components (in this example, Oracle Mediator, BPEL process, and human workflow) and binding components (services and references) included in the SOA composite application. You can click a specific service component or service or reference binding component in the Name column to access more specific details.

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When you are within the pages of a SOA composite application, the SOA Composite menu appears below the application name at the top of the page. This menu provides you with administrative tasks specific to the current composite application.

5.  Select the SOA Composite menu:

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These administrative options enable you to perform the following tasks.

Option Description
Home This option displays the following details for the SOA composite application home page.

  • Recent instances.
  • Recent faults and rejected messages, including whether the instance is recoverable.
  • Service components included in the SOA composite application.
  • Services and references included in the SOA composite application.
Monitoring This option displays the performance summary statistics for the selected SOA composite application.
SOA Deployment This option enables you to undeploy or redeploy this SOA composite application, or deploy another SOA composite application.
Export This option enables you to export a running SOA composite application to a JAR file.
Test Service This option enables you to manually initiate an instance of this deployed SOA composite application through the Test Web Service page.
Unit Tests This option enables you to run test cases that simulate the interaction between the current SOA composite application and its web service partners before deployment to a production environment. This generates test instances of the composite.
Policies This option enables you to view and attach or detach policies to or from the SOA composite application.
SOA Infrastructure This option takes you to the SOA Infrastructure home page.
SOA Infrastructure Common Properties This option enables you to view and set the audit level, capture the state of the SOA composite application instance, enable the payload validation of incoming messages, set UDDI registry properties, specify the callback server and server URLs, view the data source JNDI locations, set the nonfatal connection retry counts, set web service binding properties, and optimize the loading performance of pages. The SOA composite application typically inherits the settings defined at the SOA Infrastructure level.
Service/ Reference Properties This option enables you to configure WSDL file properties for the service and reference binding components included in the SOA composite application.
General Information This option displays general details about this SOA composite application, such as Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control version, Oracle home, Oracle instance, and partition in which the composite is deployed.

6.   Right-click the name of a SOA composite application in the navigator. A menu is displayed that provides you with access to the same administrative options that appear in the SOA Composite

c)   Navigating Through the Partition Home Page and Menu

You can navigate to administrative tasks for a specific partition in the SOA Infrastructure.

To navigate through the partition home page and menu:

1.      Expand SOA>soa-infra in the navigator.

2.      Click a specific partition.

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3.  At the top of the page, select the SOA Partition menu.

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These administrative options enable you to perform the following tasks:

Option Description
Home This option displays the following details for the partition home page:

  • SOA composite applications in this partition.
  • Status of the SOA composite applications in this partition (either Up (on) or Down (off)).
  • Mode of the SOA composite applications in this partition (active or retired).
  • Total number of instances and faulted instances of the SOA composite applications in this partition.
  • Time at which the SOA composite applications in this partition were last deployed, redeployed, or reconfigured.
Composites Control This option displays the following bulk lifecycle management tasks:

  • Start Up All: Invokes a dialog for starting all composites in this partition.
  • Shut Down All: Invokes a dialog for shutting down all composites in this partition.
  • Activate All: Invokes a dialog for activating all composites in this partition.
  • Retire All: Invokes a dialog for retiring all composites in this partition.
SOA Deployment This option displays the following management tasks.

  • Deploy To This Partition: Invokes the Deploy SOA Composite wizard for selecting a composite to deploy in this partition.
  • Undeploy All From This Partition: Invokes a dialog for undeploying all composites in this partition.
  • Redeploy: Invokes the Redeploy SOA Composite wizard to select composites to redeploy in this partition.
Delete This Partition This option invokes a dialog to delete this partition. All composites in the partition are automatically undeployed before the partition is deleted.
General Information This option displays general details about the partition such as the partition (target) name, the Oracle Fusion Middleware version, the Oracle Fusion Middleware home directory, domain home directory, hostname, and deployed server.

4.  Right-click the name of a partition in the navigator. A menu is displayed that provides you with access to the same administrative options that appear in the SOA Partition menu.

Note:

You can also access the partition home page from the Related Topics menu on the home page of a SOA composite application.

d).   Navigating to Deployed Java EE Applications

You can navigate to deployed Java EE applications related to Oracle SOA Suite and (if installed) Oracle BPM Suite components. These applications are Java EE applications that represent the SOA system components, such as the technology adapters, Oracle B2B, Oracle BPM Worklist, and so on. You can deploy a web service and see it listed here. You can also click individual applications (for example, the deployed web service), and manage and test that you can deploy WAR and EAR files from here. If you have deployed your own Java EE applications, they also display here.

To navigate to deployed Java EE applications:

1.    Expand Application Deployments in the navigator.

2.   Expand Internal Applications.

3.    Expand Resource Adapters.

A list of deployed Java EE applications related to Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle BPM Suite components appears.

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Note that Oracle B2B (b2bui) appears in the Internal Applications folder, while Oracle BPM Worklist (worklistapp) appears in the top level Application Deployments folder.

4.   Click a specific application (for this example, worklistapp is selected).

The page displays details about application performance.

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Note that while Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control displays the URLs for all deployed modules, you cannot directly invoke them from this page.

        e).  Navigating to the Oracle Weblogic Server Administration Console and Other Pages

Most pages in Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control include a Related Links menu in the upper right-hand corner. Depending upon your current location, the context of the menu changes to provide links to relevant pages. For example, when you are on the BPEL process service engine page, the Related Links menu provides links to the SOA Infrastructure home page, the BPEL process configuration properties page, the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console, and a page for service engine log files. Figure 2-1 provides details. You can also click soa-infra at the top of the BPEL service engine page to go directly to the SOA Infrastructure home page.

Figure 2-1 Related Links Menu for a SOA Composite Application

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When you are on the page of a service component of a SOA composite application, several navigational menus and links are available:

  • The Related Links menu provides links to the SOA Infrastructure home page and the applicable service engine home page. Figure 2-2 provides details.
  • Breadcrumbs are displayed in the upper left-hand corner as you traverse further into a SOA composite application.
  • Within any SOA composite application page (including the service component pages), links to the SOA Infrastructure pages also remain available through the SOA Infrastructure menu that is displayed next to the Farm menu above the navigator. For example, this enables you to go from the home page of a specific BPEL service component directly to the BPEL service engine configuration properties page.
  • Names at the top of the page can be clicked to navigate to parent pages. For example, clicking the name of a composite at the very top of a service component page enables you to go to the composite that includes that component.

Figure 2-2 Related Links Menu for a Service Component of a SOA Composite Application

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The service engines, SOA administration (such as the SOA Infrastructure Common Properties page), and business event pages all provide access to Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console from the Related Topics list. Selecting WebLogic Server Console opens a new browser page and takes you to the login prompt for the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console. Your current page in Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control is not lost. After logging in, the home page is displayed. Figure 2-3 provides details.

Figure 2-3 Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console

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You can perform the following Oracle SOA Suite tasks from Oracle Weblogic Server Administration Console:

  • Configure adapter connections for composite references.
  • Create and manage data sources utilized by adapters.
  • Create and manage JMS resources utilized by adapters.
  • Manage SOA Infrastructure data sources (for example, modifying connection pool settings).
  • Administer security of human workflow users.
  • Manage Oracle Weblogic Server transaction (JTA) settings (for example, the transaction timeout value).
  • Deploy human task user interfaces.

f).   Navigating to the SOA Infrastructure or SOA Composite Application Home Page

You can access the home page of the SOA Infrastructure, a specific SOA partition, or a specific SOA composite application from the Farm home page.

To navigate to the SOA Infrastructure or SOA composite application home page:

1.        In the Deployments section of the Farm home page, click soa-infra or a specific SOA composite application (for example, SimpleApproval).

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The home page for your selection is displayed.

           g).  Logging Out of Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control

This section describes how to log out of Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control.

To log out of Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control:

1.      Note the following details about logging out.

  • If multiple pages are open (for example, the help dialog, topology viewer, and flow trace), logging out of any page logs you out of the entire application in all open pages.
  • If you log out with any unsaved configuration changes, you receive no warning message and your changes are lost.

2.     In the upper right-hand corner of any page, click the Log Out link.

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